The Insider's Guide to the Fortunes of New Fortune

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The New Fortune Theatre within the Arts Building at UWA is famous as an exact reconstruction of the Fortune Playhouse, built in London in 1600, when Shakespeare was writing and staging his plays. It is an unrivalled resource for research and performance which can enlighten us about Elizabethan staging practices.
Join Dr Ciara Rawnsley and explore the lively history and unique value of this unrivalled resource. Hear the colourful tale of how the theatre came to be built; see rare images, footage, and materials from productions over the last 50 years; learn about Elizabethan staging practices and how the New Fortune differs from modern theatres; and discover how the New Fortune can help us learn more about Shakespeare’s plays.